Pleased to be back in the constituency after an extremely busy week in Westminster.
This week in Westminster I was very pleased that a pay rise has been offered to millions of public sector workers following months of industrial action and negotiations. I understand this will be funded by Government Department’s reprioritising their budgets to avoid any further borrowing. This will benefit both our incredible public sector by increasing their wages whilst not shifting the burden onto the taxpayer at a time when budgets are already difficult.
Elsewhere in Westminster this week, issues being raised with me in my Westminster office have been on a wide range of policy subjects, including railway station ticket office closures. I am making sure these concerns held by my constituent are very clear to the Minister of State for Rail at the Department for Transport so please do keep sending those through, please do also ensure you send your objections to the passenger bodies.
In the patch this week, I have been busy assisting with issues surrounding Education and Health Care Plans, Pudsey Park, highways, antisocial behaviour in Pudsey and Rawdon, delayed refuse collections, local healthcare authorities, roadworks in Hawskworth and property damage to name but a few.
Looking ahead, I will be holding both my monthly advice surgeries next weekend. I will be at Pudsey Market on Friday 21st at 10:30am and then on Saturday 22nd I will be in Morrisons in Horsforth at 10am and then in Guiseley at 11:30am. Please do feel free to come down to talk to me, as no appointment is necessary.
If you are unable to attend at this time or if an open surgery is not suitable for you, please see my website below for information on how to arrange a private appointment to speak to me in person.
Alternatively, please do not hesitate to contact me via email if there is anything I can do to be of assistance, or if you have any issues you need to raise with me.